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- Ellen: Remember that time you met me on quidchat and were like "OMG YOU GO TO UMASS?!?! COME VISIT ME!"?
- Winter: Yeah, and then you did and now you're here and we've slept at each other's houses 4 out of the past 5 nights?
- Ellen: Yeah.
The demographics of Crash Course.
This is a totally accurate pie chart (except no billionaires). From this video.
Sometimes my parents (when feeling especially pragmatic) say “GOD WINTER, WHAT DOES BEING THE HR DIRECTOR OF THE INTERNATIONAL QUIDDITCH ASSOCIATION MATTER?”. Now, I can respond with “JOHN GREEN KNOWS ABOUT US, OK. YOUR ATTEMPTS AT INVALIDATING MY WORK HAS FAILED. NOW I CAN ACCOMPLISH MY WILDEST DREAMS.”
but it’s okay, I’ll see her again at around 5.
Alicia Radford has spent the majority of her life living on the West Coast and convincing the world that she’s a professional and composed human being. However, after moving to NYC, she has developed a particular fondness for pronouncing the word “bagel” correctly and putting inappropriate toppings on her pizza. Initially jumping into the world of quidditch by forming a team at the University of Washington where she attended, she has since perfected her degree in writing shit well and Deutsch (which means German for those of you who are Germanophobic). She currently resides as the token non-Jew at the Jewish National Fund, where she makes computers happen. Against her will, most of Alicia’s time is often spent eating food that is not gourmet, correcting falsified rumors that she is an international super-spy and masquerading as a small bit of fluff. If she had it her way, Alicia would most often be found huddled around a good book with a various selection of teas, humoring the possibility of getting a cat with roommate and IQA Marketing Director Max Kaplan, and not having to wait for IQA Commissioner Alex Benepe, because his tardiness would be somehow magically remedied. But alas, the world can not be a perfect place.
After first becoming involved with the IQA the Summer of 2011, Winter has impressed the whole of the IQA with her maturity and originality of curse words. A geosciences major with a minor in archaeology, she will graduate with a degree in digging shit up from Smith College. After Smith, she hopes to find a profession where she can combine her loves of quidditch and digging shit up. As you can imagine, these jobs are rather hard to come by. It has been suggested that an internet gossip blogger would do the trick, but nothing is set in stone quite yet. In her spare time, Winter enjoys making horrible puns, scuba diving, drawing unnecessarily detailed diagrams for her math homework, and looking at rocks under a petrographic microscope. She can often be found losing every pair of her socks, trying not to cuss very loudly in family-friendly restaurants (She’s been repeatedly informed that something called an “inside voice” exists, but doesn’t quite believe it).
With a rather public love for movies such as She’s the Man, and How to Train Your Dragon, Winter has been an outspoken voice commending such critical dramas since 1992, when she was born. At the tender age of 19, this makes her the youngest member of the IQA Management Team by three years. Lastly, she would like to thank her family and her friends at the Academy for making this award possible: I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH.